Plano Podcast Extra: Officer Parker Retires

We can’t let Officer Parker – “OP” – retire this month, after 34 years with Plano PD, without making a splash.  He’s become a beloved Plano character and was one of our favorite podcast interviewees ever. We’ve pumped up our February 2017 Valentine to OP episode with previously unreleased excerpts as our tribute to this very special man. Hear for yourself why Officer Arthur G. Parker means so much to the community of Plano.

Episode 17: Plano Valentine | OP | Officer Arthur G. Parker, Jr.

We’re sending a Plano Podcast Valentine to one of our Plano’s most beloved characters: Officer Arthur G Parker Jr., better known as “OP”, school resource officer at Clark High School. He has made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of kids in Plano.

Parker, who has been with the Plano Police Department for 31 years, was the department’s Officer of the Year for 2015, making him the first school resource officer in department history to receive that award. He’s also the only Officer in Plano we’re aware of that has a Facebook Fan page.

If you haven’t met Officer Parker yet – or heard him play his harmonica, or watched him dance, or listened to him rap – you won’t want to miss this episode.

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